Postdoc, Researcher & faculty positions at SYSU (closes 10/9/2019)

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Postdoc, Researcher & faculty positions at SYSU (closes 10/9/2019)

Research Positions at the School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University

Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen and with an educational tradition spanning over 100 years, is a preeminent research, academic and cultural center and the premier location for talent development in South China. Under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, and strongly supported by both the Ministry and Guangdong Province, SYSU has developed into a modern comprehensive university that enjoys a reputation as a top-tier university nationally and a renowned university internationally. With five campuses in three cities of Guangzhou, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and ten affiliated hospitals, the university is striving to become a world-class university and global center of learning.

SMS at SUSY stands on beautiful coast in Zhuhai bordering Hong Kong and Macau. Zhuhai Campus (covering an area over 3.3 square kilometers) has been designated to receive the priority of developing big marine science groups. SYSU is constructing an ocean-going research vessel (6,000 tons), and already has the super computer, “Milky Way-2”. Recently, SYSU is taking initiatives in building the provincial laboratory: South China Sea Institute and the state of arts marine laboratory in the world, attracting top scientists so as to advance the core technologies and training better technicians.

The following positions are available and remains open till filled.

(1) Faculty positions in the “One-hundred Talents Program”
① Outstanding middle and young aged talents:
We are looking for outstanding talents younger than 40 years old with excellent research and innovation capabilities. His/Her research must have great innovation outlook and has well been recognized by the international research community. He/She must have published papers in top journals as the first author or the corresponding author. Young scholar of the “Thousand Talents Program”, young scholar of the “Changjiang Scholar Program”, winner of the “National Outstanding Young Science Foundation”, top-notch talent of the “Ten Thousand Talents Program”, or experts with great academic reputations are cordially invited to apply.
② Young academic backbone scholars
We are looking for young academic backbone scholars younger than 35 years old. Applicants must be qualified with active innovation capability and great research potential. Highly-ranked and innovative professional achievements are required.
③ Supportive conditions
Category Salary Relocation allowance Subsidy in Zhuhai Campus Number of student assigned
Outstanding middle and young aged talents Commensurate salary for professor or associate professor 0.6~1.20M RMB 60,000~120,000 RMB One Ph.D. student for the first year
Young academic backbone scholars 0.4~0.6M RMB 60,0000~80,0000 RMB /

(2) Postdoctoral scholar, distinguished research fellow, and distinguished associated research fellow
Applications are being accepted for full-time research positions at postdoctoral scholar, distinguished research fellow, and distinguished associated research fellow levels at the School of Marine Sciences (SMS), Sun Yat-sen University, China. The successful applicants will work with Dr. Jun Zhao focusing on remote sensing of the marine environment and collaborate with researchers from different marine-related disciplines. The duties include proposal and project report writing, field investigation, data analysis, paper publication in highly-ranked journals, and presenting results at international conferences. Positions are available immediately and will be funded for an initial period of three years with a possibility for extension pending acceptable performance.

Doctorate degree in oceanography or closely relevant fields.
Capability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary research circumstance, plus motivation to conduct autonomous research.
Excellent English writing and speaking skills.
Post-doctoral experiences are required for distinguished (associate) research fellow.

Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualification.
Postdoctoral scholar level: 200,000 RMB + allowance at the Zhuhai campus between 30,000 – 36,000 RMB. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for other programs for postdoc, such as “International Exchange Program for Postdoc”, “Innovation Talent Program for Postdoc”, “Xiangjiang Scholar Program” and “Zhujiang Talent Program”.
Distinguished associate research fellow: 190,000 – 250,000 RMB + allowance at the Zhuhai campus between 30,000 – 36,000 RMB.
Distinguished research fellow: 300,000 – 360,000 RMB + allowance at the Zhuhai campus between 30,000 – 36,000 RMB.
Promotions to faculty levels of associate and full professor are possible pending excellent performance and qualification.
For details, please check the link

To apply for the faculty positions, please send your CV to Dr. Jun Zhao via

To apply for the post-doctor, distinguished research fellow and associate research fellow postions, please submit the following materials to Dr. Jun Zhao at
1. Cover letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae with an up-to-date publication list;
3. Statement of research interest;
4. Three recommendation letters with at least one from your present employer.

The positions will remain open until filled. Interested candidates may address questions for the positions to Dr. Jun Zhao (